Marin Todorov is an independent iOS developer and publisher with 10 fun and innovative titles released on the App Store. He's got experience in developing software on many different platforms- on the desktop, in the cloud and at present the iPhone. Marin was a university teacher for several years and also wrote a textbook on programming related to his course. He has published numerous technical articles in print and online media; his last larger contribution were a couple of articles on security and bundled databases to a book from Adobe and O'Reilly.
Marin is also very active in the iOS developer community - he's regularly writing in his blog about iPhone development and the App Store in general: www.touch-code-magazine.com ; he also sometimes writes guest posts and tutorials on other popular websites.
Where would we be without the games? Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Peggle? Each one is as unique as they come, but they're tied together to one simple principle: Cocos2d can make them. Cocos2d is the leading, open-source, royalty-free smartphone game engine. It's easy to use, community-supported, reliable, mature, and over 1500 mobile iOS games have been published using it!
Why is Cocos2D so easy to use? Because you can play a sound effect, animate a flipping sprite, flash some rad custom font, all with just a couple lines of simple, pure Objective C code. No knowledge of OpenGL is required! Rotating, mirroring, parallaxing, scaling, tinting, sliding, jumping, and a Halloween-sackful of other effects are quickly at your fingertips.
In his course, Marin Todorov takes a hands-on approach and walks you step-by-step through the process of building a complete game! After building this game, you'll have all the coding knowledge you need to create the next gaming hit in the App Store!
I found this course to be terrible, sorry. It's not straight to the point. One thing is to explain the basics, another is to use 2 of the first hours to talk about unnecessary stuff. He talks unclear, full of "umm"s and "so on"s. He also cofs a couple of times, I mean, couldn't the audio have been edited? I want a refund.
this is a great course to learn make games with cocos2d.
The course walks you through how to make three very different games, in terms of gameplay and code. The lessons are quite long, but Marin explains everything he does and what the code does very well. If you have looked at Cocos2d and wondered where to go after the first Tutorial, this is a great next step.
I'm sorry but I didnt like the course. Can I get a refund?
This is very helpful. A little over my head since I'm not a programmer, but I'm learning. Good stuff.